How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

By Hans Rollman

Mark Lilla notes in The Shipwrecked Mind, “Apocalyptic historiography never goes out of style.” 29 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

26 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Fiery Furnaces + Man Man

Several songs into Fiery Furnaces' set, I was still scouring the stage, hoping beyond hope that it was hidden behind an amp or something...

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Strangers with Candy: The Complete Series

Not only does the humor hold up with amazing buoyancy, but it also remains edgier and more topical than most current programming on basic cable TV.

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We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

If viewers of this film rush out in pursuit of Minutemen albums, the film will have accomplished its humble goal of paying tribute to one of the all-time great bands of the modern recording era.

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26 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Why We Fight (2005)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson observes, 'I sometimes think many American leaders in civilian clothes would love to have Doberman pinschers whom they could release on the world and then put back in their cages. They don't like the Dobermans to have PhDs and question their decisions.'"

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26 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Annapolis (2006)

Toward the end of 'achieving a balance' in the film, Justin Lin says, 'It was just basically a massage all the way through, from the writing to the production to the editing.'"

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New Super Mario Bros.

Playing New Super Mario Bros. is a lot like shagging an ex: it's satisfying in the moment, but afterwards you realize your effort could have been spent better elsewhere.

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The Bang on a Can Marathon featuring Matmos, Glenn Kotche, Amiina, and Alarm Will Sound

A mind-blowing 10-hour avant-garde event makes its home in the strangest of places: the mall.

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26 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

The People’s Republic of Desire by Annie Wang

Is it worth being treated like a second-class citizen [in America], as long as one enjoys unparalleled freedom and an education?"

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Irving: Death in the Garden Blood on the Flowers

An album full of worthy successors to the pop rock legacy of The Cars. All in all, a pitch perfect soundtrack to summer.

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26 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Waist Deep (2006)

"Save our streets! Save our streets!" So pronounce the earnest demonstrators who appear at the start of Waist Deep, their placards raised high, their faces showing frustration.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

// Moving Pixels

"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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